If your employment has been affected by the coronavirus and you would like to file for unemployment, please call the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 or visit their website at twc.texas.gov.
Under normal circumstances, TWC requires the following to file for unemployment:
Last employer’s business name and address
First and last dates you worked for your previous employer
Number of hours worked and pay rate if you worked this week
Information related to your normal wage
Alien Registration Number (if not a U.S. citizen or national)
Unemployment insurance (UI) - Department of Labor (DOL) program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers
TWC will make a determination and mail a decision explaining whether or not you are eligible for unemployment benefits.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed in Congress and signed by President Trump allocated $1 billion for emergency Unemployment Insurance (UI) grants to states.
It also requires states to temporarily ease eligibility requirements during this time, including waiving work search requirements and waiting periods, and relieving benefit charges for claimants and employers impacted.